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Ravi Oad wins ‘Nepal Idol-2’ Friday, December 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Ravi Oad has won the title of 'Nepal Idol-2', a famous singing reality show aired on AP1 television. Ravi Oad of Kanchanpur clinched the title in the grand finale organsied at Pulchowk Engineering Ground on Friday. He won Rs 2.2 million in cash prize, a car and a golden trophy along..

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Forced seasonal migration causes gender role transformations Monday, December 17th, 2018

Upendra Neupane, JUMLA: Koirali, a remote village of Sinja in Jumla district, part of Karnali province, is literally devoid of male members at present, as a mass exodus of workers in search of jobs in Indian cities has already begun. Koirali is deprived of basic facilities and is economically..

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25,000 quake survivors receive free helpline service Friday, December 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: As many as 25,000 earthquake survivors have received free telephone service through the medium of toll free initiated by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). At today's discussion on toll free helpline operated by NRA, beneficiaries said the helpline would help resolve..

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Sitaram Vivah Maotsav fervor grips Janakpurdham Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Himanshu Chaudhari, JANAKPURDHAM: Janakpurdham, the city in the historic Mithilanchal region, is all geared up for the celebrations of the Sitaram Vivah Mahotsav, the festival that is observed honouring the wedding of Hindu god Ram and goddess Sita. The people of Mithila observe the festival..

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Tens of thousands gather in Delhi in push for Ram temple Sunday, December 9th, 2018

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city. Trident-waving devotees clad in saffron filled a huge parade ground in the Indian capital under..

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Kathmandu Int’l Mountain Film Festival kicks off Friday, December 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 16th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival kicked off here Friday. The first three-wheeler (tempo) driver, Laxmi Sharma, singer Ani Chhoying Dolma and tabla player Dawa Yongjung Sherma, among others jointly inaugurated the film festival being organised both at..

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Devotees throng in Hindu shrines to observe Bala Chaturdashi Thursday, December 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Thousands of Hindu devotees from across the country have thronged in Pashupatinath temple and some other Hindu shrines from early morning today to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year, on the occasion of Bala Chaturdashi. Families of those deceased sow..

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Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Young Nepalis created a map of the Dead Sea with used plastic bags on Wednesday (Dec 5) in a bid to set a new international record and raise awareness about the vast volumes polluting the world's oceans. Volunteers tied 100,000 colourful used plastic bags on a metal grid 20 metres (65..

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Cold increases due to impact of westerly winds

KATHMANDU:Temperature in most of the parts of country dipped today as a result of partial cloudy skies due to impact of westerly winds. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, there are changes of light snowfall at a few places of the high mountainous region today and isolated brief..

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‘Count me in’ Monday, December 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Participants who mainly comprised of persons with disabilities at today's rally organized in Kathmandu to mark the 27th International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) have univocally voiced for empowering them for inclusive equitable and sustainable development. In the rally that..

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Winter rain, snowfall likely: Forecasting Division Saturday, December 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said that some parts of the hilly region in the country would receive partial to normal rainfall in the coming three days. In a statement released today, the Division said that slight rainfall could occur in one or two parts of the hilly..

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2018 temperatures set to be among hottest on record: UN Thursday, November 29th, 2018

GENEVA, (AFP) - Global temperatures in 2018 are set to be the fourth highest on record, the UN said Thursday, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway warming of the planet. In a report released ahead of the COP 24 climate summit in Poland, the World Meteorological Organization..

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Manakamana Temple open for devotees Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

GORKHA: With the completion of reconstruction, the Manakamana Temple here has now been open for the devotees. The temple damaged severely by the mighty earthquake of 2015 has been opened for puja since Thursday morning, shared main priest Insan Thapa. Now, the devotees can conduct puja from the..

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Mercury drops, increasing cold across country Monday, November 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Cold has climbed throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu dropped to 6.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Much cold has been felt in the Valley due to the drop in mercury. However, the temperature is somewhat more in the daytime, the..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..